The Eternal War is Here (excerpt)


"Hanoi and Saigon have their fleshpots and Reeperbahns.  You can probably debauch yourself in stately imperial Hue, at a higher cost and inside older and finer walls.  But Angeles, built on seventy years of American peace, is a crime from outskirts to city hall; and if there is a city hall, the seal stamped on its lintel is a leering death’s head."